POLICE have reissued a warning to be aware of fraudsters following the news that a Cardigan woman had been conned out of £4,000 last week.
Sergeant Delme Jones, from Cardigan’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said it was all too easy for anyone to fall victim to a scam – and not just the elderly or vulnerable.
“It is not just the elderly who should be on their guard as anyone could become a victim of this type of crime,” said Sgt Jones.
“We are aware of people pretending to be from Microsoft and they will take control of your computer and get money, while another common scam at the moment is where people think they are buying shares in a company but it does not exist.
“The rule is if it seems too good to be true then it probably is and it should raise alarm bells.
“These conmen only need to catch out one person and they can quickly make an awful lot of money.”
Last week, the Tivy-Side Advertiser reported on how the ‘vulnerable lady’ in Cardigan had been conned out of £4,000 by a woman pretending to be from BT Openworld.
“It is important we reach people to get the message out there,” added Sgt Jones.
The police in Cardigan regularly give talks to various groups and visit day centres to hand out advice.
ActionFraud is the UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre and anyone concerned they have been the victim of a scam should visit www.actionfraud.police.uk